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Arts & Leisure

Volume II, Issue 31
January 25 - February 1, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

V iewers of Drew Carey's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" see a freewheeling style of improvisational comedy based on game set-ups. Fans of "Saturday Night Live" watch longer-form scenes in the scripted-through-improv style. Both forms of improv battle for dominance on the stages of Chicago, reports Newcity's Ben Winters in "Laugh Tracked." Which style will earn the last laugh?

Gallery glimpses this issue include "Daughter of the Revolution," in which Tucson Weekly's Margaret Regan praises feminist icon Miriam Schapiro for mixing "lowly female craft materials with the exalted stuff of high art." In "A Painter's Work," Austin Chronicle's Sam Martin watches Fidencio Duran's murals take flight at the airport.

Food & Drink shows you where to find cheese steak heaven, with "Food, Philly Style" from Memphis Flyer's Paul Gerald. Nashville Scene's Kay West essays a pair of tasty food books in "Eating Words." And British expat Stuart Prestige, writing in Austin Chronicle, notices that a lot of America's offbeat cuisine tastes suspiciously like poultry, in "Chicken Exotica."


In the Gallery
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Daughter Of The Revolution [5]
The Tucson Musuem of Art displays the ground-breaking work of feminist artist Miriam Schapiro.
— Margaret Regan, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
A Painter's Work [6]
When Austin's new airport opens this spring, travelers will be greeted by nine enormous paintings depicting a Texas family reunion. These images by Austin painter Fidencio Duran represent the work of a modern master.
— Sam Martin, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 








Recreation
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Alt.Sports [3]
Foosball: Not just for pimply geeks.
— Noah Masterson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Balance of Trade [4]
Trading in your old clunker for a new car? Here's some insight on what you should and should not do.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Food & Drink
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Eating Words [7]
Reading can be absolutely scrumptious.
— Kay West, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Chicken Exotica [8]
In American cuisine, there are not different species of animals at all, just pretentiously packaged poultry.
— Stuart Prestidge, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Food, Philly Style [9]
A walking culinary tour of South Philadelphia, in search of the ultimate cheese steak.
— Paul Gerald, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Performance
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Laugh Tracked [2]
Two styles of Chicago improvisation battle for laughs.
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Now What? [10]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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